Membership in AGATE provides these unique and important services:
Access to New York’s only state-level organization specifically promoting appropriate education for gifted and talented children.
A year’s subscription to our nationally-distributed newsletter GEMS of AGATE. This newsletter covers issues of prime concern to parents and professionals such as recent research on giftedness, options for services, and legislation and regulations affecting gifted and talented programming. GEMS includes a variety of topics pertaining to gifted children including:
- Parent Column
- Lesson Ideas
- Options for Services
- New Publication Reviews
- Resources for parents, teachers, home-schoolers
Discounted participation in our annual regional and/or state conference(s). From keynote speakers to professional roundtables, from parent meetings to workshops, our annual conferences provide up-to-date info and useful tools that we bring back to our homes and schools.
Support in organizing local chapters, School Board and PTA/PTO “gifted and talented committees,” and events concerning gifted and talented education.